Charts & Adds: Week of 3/10 – 3/17

Hi, folks. I’m not sure how many people actually end up reading these article introductions, but I wanted to write a quick note about our current circumstances. These are bizarre and trying times in which we find ourselves. Lawrence will look a bit different for the next few months, and KJHK is no exception. But even though we’re not in the studio, the music directors want to ensure that you still have information about the latest and greatest in the music world. We all probably need a little normalcy right now, and we’re going to do our best to keep things running. Without further ado, here are this week’s charts and adds.

Top 5 Charts:

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1.) Tame Impala – The Slow Rush

Tame Impala’s groundbreaking Currents was a hard album to follow up; this may be, in part, why The Slow Rush arrived a full five years later. Though it is debatable whether this album lives up to its predecessor, The Slow Rush is a dynamic album and a strong return for Tame Impala.

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2.) Soccer Mommy – color theory

Soccer Mommy’s sophomore album somehow manages to be both brighter and darker than her debut, Cleancolor theory is an exploration in growth, encapsulating the young artist’s rise to indie fame and the struggles that have arisen as a result.

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3.) Real Estate – The Main Thing

Real Estate is entering its second decade as a band, which is itself an impressive feat. Their sound on new record The Main Thing is expansive and dynamic; the result is an album which is both fun-filled and mature.

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4.) Dan Deacon – Mystic Familiar

Deacon returns to the psychedelic pop sound that he has explored on past records and expands upon it, making this record dreamier and more enigmatic and delivering longer, more patient tracks that rely on a minimalist texture and a realized landscape to capture listeners. Read the rest of music staffer Matt Stratton’s review here.

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5.) Mount Sharp – That Shadow

In That Shadow, Mount Sharp crafts a record that is “full of sticky melodies” and aims to “get under your skin.” The songs explore the ideas that sometimes bad people get ahead in life and that we must learn to be kinder to ourselves and others.

Top 30 Charts

1Tame ImpalaThe Slow RushInterscope
2Soccer Mommycolor theoryLoma Vista/Concord
3Real EstateThe Main ThingDomino
4Dan DeaconMystic FamiliarDomino
5Mount SharpThat ShadowDadstache
6Best CoastAlways TomorrowConcord
7Squirrel FlowerI Was Born SwimmingPolyvinyl
8King KruleMan Alive!True Panther/Matador
9Post AnimalForward Motion GodysseyPolyvinyl
10The No. 44Reflexive // RepeaterDonut Sounds
11Kevin KrauterFull HandBayonet
12Ezra FurmanSex Education Original SoundtrackBella Union/Pias
13 POLIÇAWhen We Stay AliveMemphis Industries
14Denzel Curry and Kenny BeatsUnlockedLoma Vista
15GrimesMiss Anthropocene4AD/Beggars Group
16Frances QuinlanLikewiseSaddle Creek
17Church GirlsThe HauntAnchor Eighty Four
18Koko NeetzI.T.T.I.P.Admirable Traits
19DestroyerHave We MetMerge
20LovingIf I Am Only My ThoughtsLast Gang
21Angel OlsenAll MirrorsJagjaguwar/Secretly Group
22HMLTDWest Of EdenLucky Number
23The FrightsEverything Seems Like YesterdayEpitaph
24Fat Tony And TaydexWake UpCarpark
25Hello ForeverWhatever It IsSelf-released
26Nada SurfNever Not TogetherBarsuk
27Car Seat Headrest“Can’t Cool Me Down” [Single]Matador
28SlotfaceSorry For The Late ReplyNettwerk
29Frankie ValetWaterfowlIt Takes Time
30ShoppingAll Or NothingFatcat

Top 3 Adds:

1.) Jordana – Classical Notions of Happiness

Recommended if you like: Hana Vu, Soccer Mommy, Jay Som, Frankie Cosmos

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2.) Dogleg – Melee

Recommended if you like: Joyce Manor, Foxing, Oso Oso, Modern Baseball

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3.) addy – Eclipse

Recommended if you like: Hovvdy, Lomelda, Stephen Steinbrink, Andy Shauf

Top 10 Adds

1JordanaClassical Notions of HappinessGrand Jury
2DoglegMeleeTriple Crown
4SungazeLight in All of ItSelf-released
5VundabarEither LightGawk
6Honey CuttCoastingKanine
7MijaDesert TrashCreate
8Yumi ZoumaTruth Or ConsequencesPolyvinyl
9Nick LengLEMONSSota
10Mild MindsMOODForeign Family Collective/Counter